Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pride and Accomplishment

My son Ryan is very proud of himself.  He has a very good reason to be.  Through hard work and perseverance he has achieved quite the accomplishment!  Ryan has developed enough muscle to operate his bow and arrow UNASSISTED. This is no small feat!  

It is still difficult for him, but as he is VERY determined, and he KEEPS practicing, it won't be long until it becomes much easier.  He is already a terrific shot, and now that his practice time is not limited by requiring help to pull back the bow I'm sure he will become even better.  

For me, the best part about this is the sense of pride he feels in accomplishing something so difficult.  This feeling of accomplishment can not be handed out.  It needs to be earned.  I'm so glad he had to work so hard for this, and that he has finally experienced this success.  As the saying goes...

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Congratulations Ryan!

I hope you have a wonderfully whimsical day!


  1. Way to go Ryan!! Growing up is so much easier when you start to accomplish things you thought impossible the week before. Keep being awesome kiddo!!


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